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August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Compressed Natural Gas Tractor Walk-around

Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Lindsay Lawler Represents TCA’s Highway Angel Program on 26-Stop Tour

The Truckload Carriers Association announced that country recording artist Lindsay Lawler, the spokesperson for TCA’s Highway Angel program, is about to begin a concert tour of 26 truck stops across southeast and Midwest America.

Tags: Events, TCA Highway Angel, Lindsay Lawler, TA/Petro

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline and Oil Prices Expected to Move Lower

Credit: DOE/EIA.

Diesel prices this year are expected to average slightly less than they were last year and continue moving lower next year, according to a new forecast.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil, DOE

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Ervin To Launch American Power Group Dual Fuel Glider Kit

American Power Group Corp. announced that Ervin Equipment, Inc. has expanded its product line to include glider kits with APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel Upgrade System.

Tags: APG, Ervin Equipment, Glider Kits, Natural Gas, Dual Fuel

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Fox Transportation Signs Clean Energy’s Largest Single Order

Fox Transportation has signed a fueling agreement and plans deployment of over 100 natural gas trucks over the next several months which will fuel at Clean Energy stations throughout Southern California.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

EEOC Ordered to Pay Millions to CRST Van Expedited

A federal judge in Iowa has ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay $4.7 million to CRST Van Expedited for attorney’s fees and expenses the company racked up while defending itself in a sexual harassment case the judge called “unreasonable or groundless.”

Tags: Litigation, CRST, EEOC, Drivers

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Connecticut Passes Milestone in Major I-95 Project

The end is in sight for a construction project along Interstate 95 that’s been going on in Connecticut for more than a decade. An I-95 southbound traffic shift marks the completion of Stage 2B construction of NHHC and the start of Stage 3 construction, two months ahead of the original schedule,

Tags: Connecticut, I-95, Interstate 95, Road Construction, Highways

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Ground Broken for I-95 & Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange

In the not too distant future, traffic will finally be able to travel between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike without having to use other roadways. Ground has been broken on a project in the southeastern part of the state kicking off the start of the $500 million Stage 1 of the project.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Road Construction, I-95, Interstate 95, Highways

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Iowa DOT to Close I-35 in Warren County Aug. 6-8 for Nighttime Construction

Removal of the Adams Street bridge over Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa will require closing the north- and southbound lanes between Iowa 5 (exit 68 near Cumming) and Iowa 92 (exit 56 near Bevington) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 and 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office.

Tags: Iowa, Road Construction

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Reports Another Drop in Class 8 Order Activity for July

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck net orders at 17,307 the lowest level since September 2012. July orders were down 7% from June; however they were 38% better than the same month a year ago.

Tags: Class 8, FTR

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Survey Indicates Increased Activity for Class 8 Orders in Q3

Current CKCVR FSR Buying Index Chart

Sixty-five percent of the fleet executives that responded to the Q3 2013 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in late July indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months. This is an increase from the 53% that responded affirmatively during the Q2 survey in April.

Tags: Fleet Survey, Truck Sales, CK Commercial Vehicle Research

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Retreat From Four Straight Weekly Hikes

The price of diesel continues to seesaw, falling just slightly this week following a just over one-penny hike last week.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Nebraska Home to Newest Bosselman Boss Shop

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops, Inc. is announced its newest location in Gretna, Neb., at Interstate 80, Exit 432, next to the Flying J Travel Plaza.

Tags: Expansion, Truckstops

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Recall Issued for Some Kenworth T4 and W9 Models

Paccar is recalling a little more than 800 Kenworth model year 2010-2012 T4 and W9 series vehicles because of a risk of a vehicle fire. The trucks affected were manufactured Nov. 13, 2009, through Aug. 26, 2011.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, Vehicle Fires

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Industry Input on Top Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, launched the 2013 Top Industry Issues Survey.

Tags: ATA, ATRI

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

PIlot Opens New Travel center in Moriarty, N.M.

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Moriarty, N.M., featuring full amenities for professional drivers.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Expansion

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Big Box Segment Drives Container Volume Growth

Second Quarter 2013 Intermodal Volume Comparisons

Domestic intermodal container volume continued its steady performance in the second quarter of 2013 with 9% year-over-year gains, largely attributable to a strong big box segment, with total intermodal traffic rising by 2.4% for the quarter.

Tags: Intermodal, IANA, Freight

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters, ABF Agree to Another Contract Extension

ABF Freight System and the Teamsters Union have agreed to another contract extension, taking it through Aug. 31.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Delays Reportedly Easing at Ports of New York and New Jersey

Delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey that started in June are showing no signs of easing, causing cargo to back up at one of the East Coast’s biggest ports.

Tags: Drivers, Ports, Intermodal, New York, New Jersey

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Con-Way Truckload Equipping new Trucks With Safety Technology

Con-way Truckload has announced it is investing in three safety technology systems for all of the 525 new tractors it will take delivery of in 2013.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Con-way Truckload, Bendix, Meritor Wabco, Takata, Electronic Stability Control, Collision Avoidance Technology, Lane Departure Warning, Safety & Compliance

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Rig Runners Purchased by EZE and Private Investment Firm

EZE Trucking, which provides trucking and logistics for the infrastructure, energy and industrial markets, along with the private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital, have acquired Rig Runners, a heavy haul and over dimensional trucking company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Publishes Q&A for TRU Generator Sets

The California Air Resources Board has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers for transport refrigeration unit generator sets regarding compliance with the TRU regulation requirements

Tags: Drivers, CARB, Reefers, Emissions, California

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner Adds Sleepers, Aero, Long-range Tanks to NG Lineup

As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The company plans to increase the operating range of some natural-gas-fueled trucks out to 800 miles.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Agility Fuel Systems, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Cummins Westport, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 2, 2013 - Industry News

July Preliminary Net Orders On Target

As expected, North American Class 8 net orders were lower in July, with the preliminary count coming in at 17,600 units. Compared to the same month last year, Class 8 net orders were 36% stronger.

Tags: ACT Research

August 2, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Reports Net Income is Up

Con-way Inc. reported 2013 second-quarter net income of $42.9 million, or 75 cents per diluted share. The results compare to second-quarter 2012 net income of $41.8 million, or 74 cents per diluted share.

Tags: financials, Con-Way

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